I'm helping a neighbor buy and install a 7.1 surround home theater system in her finished basement. Here's the problem-- it's only ~10.5 ft. wide. On the rear wall there is a water heater/furnace closet that sticks out into the room, making for mis-matched wall lengths. (facing the front)-- 24.2 ft. (right wall); 27.5 ft. (left wall). Oh, and since this room measurement is rarely given, I'll say the height is 7.3 ft. (because of a suspended ceiling with metal grid and foam tiles). I have one of two options open: 1) Place only a single back rear speaker on a wall stud (facing the rear of the room) on the far right hand side of the water heater/furnace closet frame. Not what my neighbor wants because it's very hard to break up a pair of speakers at a dealer, and the Widescreen 7.1 mode on the Denon AVR-3802 can't be used to its full effect (plus, if a real 7.1 discrete format comes out in the future she'll only have the one rear speaker). 2)Spread the back rear speakers out ~10 ft. One on each extreme corner of the back of the room. With the mis-matched room lengths, one will be ~3 ft. back from the other one. However, in the manual, it looks like from perusing the on-line PDF file the Denon 3802 will allow separate time delay and volume settings for each separate back rear speaker (unless the manual is wrong-- won't be the first time!). Would going with option #2 ruin the back surround effect for DTS-ES Discrete 6.1 and DD EX movies since the speakers would be spread apart ~10 ft.-- is that too far? Your help would be most appreciated, especially those that have installed 6.1/7.1 systems in their own homes. Thanks! Dan ------------------ Stop HDCP and 5C-- Your rights are at risk!